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Negative ads drive voters to minor parties

By 28 June 2016 2

As we head into the final days of an election campaign, new research from the ANU has found negative political advertising is driving people to vote for minor parties and inde...

Alleged burglar caught in Forde backyard

By 28 June 2016
ACT Magistrates Court

A 19-year-old woman will face court today for property, burglary and assault offences after a resident caught her in his Forde back garden yesterday afternoon. About 3pm...

Best of Canberra: Café strips

By 28 June 2016 1
Bunda St

This week for Best of Canberra we have explored some of the city’s favourite café/restaurant/bar strips. Our hunt was for the best all-in-one spot to grab a bite to eat, a c...

Predictions for July 2 and beyond

By 28 June 2016 2
election vote

Next week it will all be over – temporarily. The 2016 Federal election has been a mild affair in the ACT and we can confidently predict all four sitting members will be re...

Ask RiotACT: Trees on Mr Fluffy blocks?

By 28 June 2016 4
Ask RiotACT

Hi all, I live close to a couple of Mr Fluffy blocks which I believe are due for demolition soon. They both have a few beautiful backyard trees a fair distance from the hous...

Canberrans, how does your garden grow?

By 28 June 2016

In this bush capital there is no shortage of thriving gardens, edible lawns or green-thumbed Canberrans. However, there might be a shortage of inexpensive and accessible short ...

Kangaroo dragged through streets

By 27 June 2016
Police wrap

Police are appealing for information after a kangaroo was allegedly attached to the back of a vehicle and driven through Goulburn. Officers located the animal at the interse...

Bad buffering

By 27 June 2016 13
NBNCo Palmerston 010

I was 11 years old when I bought my first computer. It was 1984, and the machine was a Mattel Aquarius. Rubber keys, cassette tape drive, less than 4 kilobytes of memory, and b...

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Mike Welsh documentary - All Talk

By 21 September 2009 2

[First filed: September 19, 2009 @ 09:22] Local 2CC presenter Mike Welsh has done a documentary on the weirdness and wonder of talkback radio with Michael Thompson. So here's the trailer (albeit on my system the audio does some loopy things). Long term readers will thrill to see a cameo...

Terry Campese blots his copy book

By 21 September 2009 4

The Canberra Times reports that the Raiders' star player Terry Campese has managed to get himself arrested outside the legenday Walsh's Hotel in Queanbeyan. It appears that he was booted out of the bar for unspecified misdemeanours and then didn't take the hint and go home leading to a charge of ...

Police Wrap - 20 September

By 20 September 2009 5

1. Alleged stabbiness in Oaks Estate: ACT Policing Detectives have arrested a 43-year-old Queanbeyan man today (16 September) after an alleged stabbing in Oaks Estate last night. Police were called to the Oaks Estate residence around 8pm after reports were received of a disturbance occurring ...

Hoyts Tuggeranong Closing Down - Whither the Hyperdome?

By 20 September 2009 73

The Canberra Times brings us the (unsurprising) news that Hoyts Tuggeranong will close its doors for the last time this Wednesday. This can't be good news for the Hyperdome. Already it doesn't really have anything that the other centres don't have and in greater quantity. From my observat...

Anyone see the "Insider's Guide to Canberra" on ninemsn? Comments?

By 20 September 2009 12

It's not a bad list. But have they missed anything essential?...

Two AFL games for Manuka in 2010!

By 19 September 2009 10

"Andrew Barr: Good news. We have a deal with the AFL that will see 2 games played at Manuka Oval next year. Details to be announced next week." It seems this is the future of government communications. Anyways... now we know....

The perils of leaving one's sign out?

By 19 September 2009 6

As sighted on Lonsdale St in Braddon on Wednesday night. Oh those clever, creative, drunks. So do we think they were heading into Civic or away from it when this seemed like a good idea?... Canberra makes the internet significantly creepier...

By 19 September 2009 6

The ABC has the unfortunate news that a Canberra man, Peter Ingham, is behind the self styled "Facebook for the dead" Peter Ingham and fellow entrepreneur Andrew Slattery have created a website being dubbed 'Facebook for the dead', which allows the living to upload videos, phot...

Canberra Outrigger Canoe Club - 2009 Novice Course

By 19 September 2009

[First filed: September 18, 2009 @ 09:00] The Canberra Outrigger Canoe Club will be holding a novice course to encourage people to get involved in the sport.    When:   The course will run on Thursdays at 5.30pm from 8 to 29 October, with the option of paddling with the club on Sat...

Tharwa Bridge is still open!

By 19 September 2009 6

After hearing the opposition taking the government to task over the Tharwa Bridge restoration work, I thought I had better make it clear that the Tharwa Bridge is open and remains open to car traffic through this part of the build.  There seems to be an impression that the bridge is closed, but tha...

Pegasus to Profit from Community Fete

By 19 September 2009

Eastlake Football Club will host their inaugural community fete today with proceeds going towards Pegasus and the upkeep of the Eastlake football program. A range of exciting activities and stalls will be on offer including home baked goods, Canberra Milk van, goal kicking and handball competitio...

School closures inquiry report - upsets (almost) everyone

By 18 September 2009 28

Assembly inquiry reports come and go, but the report of the Inquiry into school closures (a pdf download) has managed to upset everyone apart from the communities of Hall and Tharwa, who have a recommendation to get their schools back. So how could they upset everyone else? The committee coul...

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